6 Ways to Drive Productivity

Farm managers are the leading factor driving the productivity of the team. By their actions and communication, they ultimately set the tone for the work environment. If you’re not happy with the results of the team it’s time to do some healthy reflection and as the leader take actionable steps to ensure your employees are […]

Finding a Successor

AgHires founder and owner Lori Culler receives a couple requests each year to help find a successor. And that demand is becoming more and more prevalent. The next generation may not always be interested in continuing the family farm, leaving many family farms without a successor.  Recently Culler was interviewed by Family Farm Succession to […]

How to Handle Under Performing Employees

The farming industry has been evolving for centuries, and staffing requirements have changed along with it. The expectations of employees should match the needs of the farm at any given time. What should you do if an employee isn’t living up to the expectations set before them? How long should an employee be on payroll […]

Technology to Improve Team Communication

Productive farms must work together as a team. Each employee plays a role on the team, whether it’s to operate heavy equipment or manage finances from behind a desk. The team should be built on a solid foundation of communication, trust and accountability. The question is: How can a group of employees create and sustain […]

How to Grow Trust on Your Farm

“People follow leaders by choice. Without trust, at best you get compliance.” — Jesse Lyn Stoner, author of “Full Steam Ahead.” When we look at high-performing farm teams, there is one common factor — trust. When trust is high, these power teams drive innovation, take care of the details, go the extra mile and foster […]

Why Your Farm Should Have A Web Presence

Having a website and social media pages isn’t just for larger organizations, farms of all sizes can benefit. Whether you’re looking to hire additional labor, securing more land to rent, or wanting to get credit or financing, having a healthy presence on the internet helps you build relationships and showcases your operation. We’ve noticed time […]

Find the Perfect Candidate with an Impactful Job Description

Writing a job description that thoroughly explains a role while still attracting job seekers is a tough balance. It’s one of the hardest parts of recruiting new employees, especially as the job market continues to change and more candidates are being hired from outside of agriculture. Recently, AgHires conducted a survey consisting of 129 responses […]

Help Millennials Reach Maximum Potential

Millennials today are over 83 million strong, representing about a quarter of the overall population. It seems like every time we turn around, someone is talking about millennials. And no surprise, they were a big topic of discussion at the DTN/The Progressive Farmer Ag Summit this past December. The rumor on the street — or […]

Prime time to hire for Farms & Agribusinesses is Now

Welcome to December in Agriculture; the rush of harvest is over and you would like nothing more than a few weeks to regroup before prepping for next year. As you are looking to add someone to your team for the upcoming season, you’ll benefit from starting the process sooner than later. December and January are […]

Top 3 Interview Questions Every Farm Should Ask

Have you ever hired someone only to be sadly disappointed in your pick within the first few weeks? Farmers often get trapped between two extremes when hiring: We rely on our gut to read people through casual conversation and never dig deeper, or we rely too heavily on the individual’s background and ignore character flaws. […]

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